Total of 277 Eligible to Selima at Laurel: Cigar Maid, Two-Time Stake Winner, Named for Oct. 10 Race, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-21


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Total of 277 Eligible To Selima at Laurel Cigar Maid, Two-Time Stake Winner, Named for Oct. 10 Race LAUREL, Md., June 20. — Cigar Maid, d. two-year-old daughter of Pavot and Never er Again II., who already has two stake triumphs •i- to her credit in a brief career of of racing, is among 277 fillies still eligible for or the 5,000 Selima Stakes, to be run here re during the fall meeting which begins ns October 10. Owned by Jack W. Schiffer, this 2,000 00 Saratoga yearling purchase has earned ed more than 5,000 through scores in the he Fashion Stakes and the filly division of of the National Stallion Stakes, making her er one of the top contenders for honors in in her division to date. The Selima always has been regarded ed as one of the autumn races which go far ar toward deciding the championship among ng juvenile fillies, ranking with the Demoiselle Ue in New York and the Marguerite at at Pimlico. It usually is richer than either of of these fixtures. In the last five years, the he average net to the winner has been 9,716. l6- Final closing of the 1951 Selima is on on. Friday, and it is expected that at least half Jj*J of the current crop of 277 nominees will ri" be kept eligible through the third payment. it. Originally the 1951 edition of the Selima na drew 508 nominations, with 277 making ng the second payment in January. As an indication of the interest of breeders d- and owners in this filly fixture, the he recent closing of the 1952 Selima on May ay 15 found a total of 543 nominated. Almost every well known breeding and nd na ng d- the he May ay and nd racing establishment in the country is represented on the Selima list. King Ranch has the most fillies still eligible for the mile and a sixteenth event, with 14, while C. V. Whitney has 10 and E. K. Bryson and Maine Chance Farm rate third with eight nominees.

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